Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 2 Cognac
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This complex beer was brewed in cognac barrels that have contained cognac for at least 40 years. You will experience a mild alcohol aroma that is balanced by vanilla overtones coming from the wood and a fresh fruitiness reminiscent of apricots. The mouthfeel is velvety with flavors of honey coming through with every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy and speaking, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, riped fruit, wood, alcohol - cognac. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, riped fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy. [20120914]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted and caramelish. Mild cognac aroma. Fruity, toasted malty and light cognac fruity. Mild bitter, fruity and slight phenolic. Dry and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, fruits, cognac, and yeast, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with a very lively but dissipating off-white head. Oddly unclean farty aroma, boozy too. Medium body, lively carbonation, caramllish, slightly woody with only a very vague suggestion of cognac. Finish is boozy and rough. 200812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices and oak. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
16th May 2015
Murky amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Lactose sweet malts, dry cream and well integrated mellow wood. Sweetish cognac. Dry and slightly bitter floralness. Tasty but it’s a bit awkward and angular and I could not drink loads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft floral hops ... juicy orange .. sweet juicy fruitds ..soft almont ... light cherry ..soft fruits ... juicy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dave the Man, thanks. Hazy golden brown color, small white head. Aroma of vanilla and dates. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jesper
Cloudy light amber color; small frothy and short lived head. Light aroma, light caramel, with a very light spirit presence. Highly carbonated, with mild malt flavor, mild residual sweetness, and a light alcoholic touch that can be cognac; light traces of vegetables.
The alcohol hides some flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, alcohol, brandy, wood, caramel, candy sugar and hops.Quite sweet and alcoholic.

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